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TomTom GO Live 1535M

alaTest has collected and analyzed 282 reviews of TomTom GO Live 1535M. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS for all reviews. People really like the screen and price. The maps and performance also get good comments. There are some negative comments about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, maps, price, screen

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the TomTom GO Live 1535M is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 239 user reviews of TomTom GO Live 1535M from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other GPS on Reviewers are impressed by the price and maps. The screen and performance also get good feedback. Many are negative about the memory and reliability.

usability, performance, screen, maps, price

reliability, memory

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: TomTom GO LIVE 1535M 5-Inch Bluetooth GPS Navigator with HD Traffic, Lifetime Maps, and Voice Recognition(Discontinued by Manufacturer)TomTom GO LIVE 1535M 5-Inch Bluetooth GPS Navigator with HD Traffic, Lifetime Maps, and Voice Recognition(Discontinued by Manufacturer)

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jamie Lendino (

TomTom GO LIVE 1535M


The TomTom GO LIVE 1535M offers excellent traffic reporting and smoothly integrated, Internet-based services, albeit at a cost.

Accurate routing. Informative display. Internet-based services are a nice extra. HD traffic reporting is a standout.

HD Traffic and Internet services cost $60 per year to renew. Occasional GSM buzz over car stereo speakers. Clumsy POI search.

On the Road, Live Services, and Conclusions Once on the road, the TomTom GO LIVE 1535M performed like every other TomTom device I've tested recently—which is to say quite well. All test routes were accurate, and the informative display and map graphics...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Antuan Goodwin (

TomTom GO Live 1535M review: TomTom GO Live 1535M


The TomTom GO Live 1535M has the distinction of being the first portable navigation device (PND) to feature connected apps. The 1535M features a trio of apps that, via the Live Services data connection and accessed under the Live Services icon on the...

The TomTom GO Live 1535M features a suite of destination searching apps from Yelp, Expedia, Trip Advisor, and Google. Twitter integration allows users to update friends and family with ETAs in a manner safer than texting. Other Live services, such as...

Searching the connected services is clunky and, at times, unintuitive.

The TomTom GO Live 1535M's is a solidly performing GPS device and its app integration for search is a nice first, but that's hardly this PND's strongest feature.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Rich Owings (

TomTom GO LIVE 1535 M review


The TomTom GO LIVE 1535 M is the company's new mid-range navigator featuring LIVE (Internet connected) services, such as HD traffic, fuel prices, weather, and Google local search. And it's their first device with travel apps – Twitter, Yelp,...

Internet connected LIVE services (full year included) ; HD traffic ; 5” screen ; Lifetime map updates ; Voice command ; Bluetooth for hands free cell phone use

Underpowered processor results in lags in screen response ; Buggy interface ; Slow to acquire satellites ; Cellular modem failed to connect in some areas ; LIVE services run $59.95 per year after the first year

I was able to pair the TomTom with my Motorola Droid, although it took a few tries. Sound quality for the person on the other end of the line was clear but tinny. The TomTom did successfully retrieve my phone’s address book though.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by (toptenreviews.com_old)

TomTom Go Live 1535 M


The TomTom Go Live 1535M is an innovative way to incorporate smartphone apps into a GPS unit so that you can get the best of both worlds in a navigation system. Also, this GPS unit uses a capacitive touchscreen to give the feel of a smartphone....

This GPS unit uses built-in apps to give you real-time information, and it has a user-friendly touchscreen

You can't save routes or use more than three waypoints when creating an itinerary

The TomTom Go Live 1535M incorporates smartphone apps so that you can get more from your GPS device. Unfortunately, the device falls short in providing common tools such as programmable routes.

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"Jams car radio"


I've lost my confidence in the unit and TomTom and will be returning it tomorrow. Perhaps a replacement would work better but this should not have occurred with this unit.

I bought it at WalMart for 200.00. I was intrigued with the voice navigation feature. The unit functioned as expected.

When I turned on the car radio a speaker shattering buzz resulted. The unit apparently has a shielding problem.

Jan, 2013

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"Can not recommend purchase at this time."


I just purchased the TomTom GO Live 1535M for personal and professional use. I spend a good part of my working day on the road navigating the roads of Suffolk Co., NY. My past experience using TomTom GPS devices has been mostly positive, and that is...

Good list of features.

Bug in Bluetooth needs to be addressed.

Apr, 2012

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"I need a good GPS for work."


You start the trip and it says stay on this highway for 22 miles then exit. But during that 22 miles it tells you not to exit on almost every off ramp. I want to know where to get off and not be bugged at every exit with it telling you not to take that...

I am not reviewing this specific device but tom tom in general. I am sure they all use the same software to get you from point a to point b.

It gets you from a to b but can be really annoying.

Mar, 2012

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Great product at a great price


Purchased for a trip going somewhere I had never been and could not have asked for it to be more accurate. All features are easy to use and the free map updates are a plus!!!

May, 2013

Consumer review (

Great Unit


I got a refurbished Go Live 1535tm Great value the voice command works as good as any smart phone voice command and is faster with finding the best route! the graphics are very clear. the lanes you need to be in are marked great. would get another one...

May, 2013

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I will never buy a Tom Tom again!!!


This is not the one to buy. The GPS works, however, it is too slow and it locks up from time to time. The update software is a joke, I can't get it to work on XP sp3, Win 7 Starter or Win 8 Home. Without the software you can not update the GPS. I'm...

May, 2013

Product Specifications


Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes


Built-in camera: No


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:5
Display Resolution:480 x 272
Native Aspect Ratio:16:9
Touch screen: Yes
Widescreen: Yes

Energy Management

Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter

GPS Performance


GPS Type

Auto: Yes
Aviation: No
Bike/Scooter: No
Camper/Caravan: No
Geocaching (GPS stash hunt): No
Golf: No
Marine (chartplotters, sounders): No
Outdoor (hiking, trekking): No
Sport (fitness, running): No
Truck: No


Map coverage:Canada, Mexico, USA
Maps included: Yes


Internal storage capacity:4
Storage media type:Flash


Live service: Yes
TomTom HD Traffic: Yes
Traffic Message Channel (TMC): No


Bluetooth: Yes

Packaging Content

Cables included:USB
Quick start guide: Yes


Battery life (max):2
Power source type:Battery, Cigar lighter


Supported bands: No
Supported radio bands:Not supported

Technical Details

Advanced Lane Guidance: Yes
Bluetooth handsfree calling: Yes
Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Handheld/Fixed
Hands-free calling:Y
Help Me! emergency menu: Yes
IQ Routes: Yes
IQ Routes technology:Y
Languages support:Multi
Latest Map Guarantee: Yes
Premium Maps of US, Canada & Mexico: Yes
Rich Points of Interest: Yes
TomTom GO LIVE: Yes
Voice address input: Yes

Weight & Dimensions